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Financial Accountant

United Kingdom

Financial Accountant

  • NE02115
  • United Kingdom

About us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices. As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance. Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

The Financial Accountant is responsible for oversight of the Imperial Tobacco International GmbH (ITIG) accounting structure in accordance within the Group’s IFRS framework and its German GAAP reporting requirements. With responsibility for completion and submission of all annual audited statutory financial statements of ITIG, with the statutory result evaluated to ensure the reported operating profit position is in alignment with the Group’s transfer pricing policy. The Financial Accountant is also responsible for overseeing ITIG’s EU and UK VAT compliance reporting obligations and ensuring day to day operational and transactional fit with all applicable VAT regulations. The role is also expected to support Group Manufacturing and Supply in terms of achieving an optimum VAT structure, balancing working capital and compliance with an agility to respond to changes in the Supply Chain.

Key accountabilities

• Oversight of ITIG’s accounting and financial reporting structures in accordance with IFRS and German GAAP requirements with guidance to the Finance team and other business stakeholders as required • Maintain robust and transparent statutory records supporting the company’s corporate tax reporting positions across the German parent company and its United Kingdom Branch • Periodic review of the company’s profit/loss position in relation to its cost base and distribution fees earnt throughout the financial year • Completion and submission of annual German GAAP accounts and management reports in accordance with required timelines • Liaison with company auditor schedules and information requests in respect of the Group’s IFRS and German GAAP reporting requirements • Responsible for ensuring the company’s VAT inputs and outputs comply with relevant UK and EU VAT rules, with its VAT master data configured in the most optimal manner within SAP • Responsible for overseeing the relationship with the company’s external VAT compliance provider to ensure timely and accurate submission of ITIG’s VAT reporting obligations • Oversight of the VAT and tax working capital and cashflow impacts and reporting into periodic internal working capital and cashflow submissions accordingly • Provide business stakeholders with tax and VAT guidance and advice in relation to new or amended cross border operations and any impacts on the company’s local VAT registrations

Skills & experience

What we offer

• Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA • Sound knowledge of IFRS and ideally German GAAP reporting requirements • Sound knowledge of EU &UK VAT regulations and associated reporting requirements • Experience of accounting and financial processes as characterised by a large multinational company, in particular an awareness of international transfer pricing concepts • Experience of working with accounting and reporting configurations within an integrated ERP system, ideally SAP • Ability to articulate tax and VAT requirements to the business • A confident, yet collaborative, approach with internal and external stakeholders • Strong Microsoft Excel skills • Line management experience

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The year Imperial was founded through the
coming together of 13 UK family-run


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